Those of us who share our home with pets are luckier than most in a lockdown, particularly if those pets inhabit an aquarium. Studies have shown fish to be relaxing to watch and where better to escape miserable winter weather than a little tropical world of your own creation? With time on our hands, there’s plenty to be doing to make the most of this opportunity.
Fish are incredibly diverse and sophisticated animals. We’ve domesticated a few of them and still underestimate them - even when some of them have found a way to live in areas where’s there’s no water for months of the year...
White Spot (Ichthyophthirius multifiliis) is one of the most common diseases in ornamental fish. Find out everything you need to know to care for your freshwater fish along with products you can use to treat this condition.
Check out the latest news in the fishkeeping industry as we all attempt to get back to some form of normality and find out about a number of new products to hit our stores very soon including a new product in our AquaCare range of treatments and a couple of fantastic new aquariums to look out for.
After weeks of lockdown and disruption on a global scale, and with things starting to return to a ‘new normal’, Paul Tapley offers some insight as to what to expect in our stores as lockdown starts to ease.
When you work in a fish shop, you get used to the fact that some fish don’t really sell themselves as much as the flamboyant livebearers or neons do. These Cinderella fish don’t tend to blossom into full colour without time or the right conditions, such as a planted aquarium. Find out more...
When the holiday season stretches before us and thoughts turn to beaches and suntans (or even just getting away from the homes where we’ve spent those long weeks of lockdown!) many people wonder how best to care for the aquatic members of their family while they’re away enjoying a well-deserved break.
So, one more month has seemingly flown by as the UK increasingly continues to return to some form of ‘normality’ post-lockdown. Check out Stuart Ashley's latest article on what's happening at Maidenhead Aquatics this month.
Like gardeners, aquarists are faced with a massive array of species to discus and not all of them have common names.Sadly the use of binomial names is often viewed as elitist or even mocked by those who don’t understand what they’re missing out on and to be fair, they’re not altogether unfounded. Read on...
In this month's ‘fishue’ of Fresh Off The Net, Stuart Ashley talks about planning for the New Year, some of the new products you can look forward to seeing in our stores and online in 2020 as well as some of the ways in which Maidenhead Aquatics is doing our bit to help the environment.
This month we introduce a new feature from our resident fish geek Tappers, mostly to stop him ranting about things in the office. This month he shares his thoughts on the trends and fashions that have come and gone, fuelled by the quest for less natural beauty in what’s already an amazing and diverse group of animals.
The team from Maidenhead Aquatics visited this year's Aqua trade show in Telford to check out the latest product releases and aquatic innovations for the coming year from the industy's leading suppliers. Here's our round-up of some of the products that caught our eye and which you can look forward to seeing online and instore soon.
Father’s Day (16th June, 2019) is just around the corner, and if you are still struggling for gift ideas for your aquatic-loving Dad, you have come to the right place! No matter what you budget, we have put together our top gift ideas to help you say thank you to your Dad this Father’s Day.
Each year a group of our partners travel to Japan to visit the koi breeders and to select the best koi to stock our shops and fulfill our customer orders. Take a look at our photo diary and find out what we got up to on this year's trip.